Period
to 15 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Microservices skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microservices over the 6 months to 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microservices
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 96 203
Rank change year-on-year +49 +107 +269
Permanent jobs citing Microservices 7,892 5,793 3,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 5.21% 3.30% 1.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.68% 3.59% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6,278 4,793 2,522
UK median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +4.35%
10th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £38,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,000 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £52,387
% change year-on-year +10.00% -4.56% +4.77%

Microservices is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 139,020 161,418 160,496
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.74% 91.84% 91.32%
Number of salaries quoted 109,576 131,052 132,437
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

Microservices
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Microservices as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microservices.

Salary trend for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microservices over the 6 months to 15 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Microservices in the UK

Microservices
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microservices within the UK over the 6 months to 15 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 7,374 £65,000 +4.00% 1,441
London +23 4,342 £72,500 +3.57% 841
UK excluding London +89 3,374 £55,000 +10.00% 675
South East +94 1,150 £55,000 - 163
North of England +91 779 £50,000 +5.26% 193
South West +31 456 £55,000 +10.00% 74
North West +49 412 £52,500 +5.00% 91
Midlands +61 399 £57,500 +21.05% 119
Yorkshire +129 323 £47,500 +5.56% 83
Scotland +61 269 £50,000 -9.09% 38
East of England +80 227 £55,000 -8.33% 51
East Midlands +56 208 £55,000 +15.79% 60
West Midlands +34 191 £60,000 +33.33% 59
Wales +31 57 £42,500 +6.25% 17
North East +39 48 £50,000 - 19
Northern Ireland +18 45 £45,000 -10.00% 20

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, IT jobs citing Microservices also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Microservices.

1 4,836 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 3,912 (49.57%) Java
3 2,733 (34.63%) Amazon AWS
4 2,325 (29.46%) JavaScript
5 2,253 (28.55%) Docker
6 2,204 (27.93%) Software Engineering
7 2,193 (27.79%) TDD
8 2,095 (26.55%) C#
9 2,050 (25.98%) DevOps
10 2,017 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
11 2,006 (25.42%) .NET
12 1,752 (22.20%) Spring
13 1,681 (21.30%) SQL
14 1,655 (20.97%) AngularJS
15 1,636 (20.73%) Finance
16 1,391 (17.63%) Kubernetes
17 1,371 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
18 1,346 (17.06%) Web Services
19 1,292 (16.37%) HTML
20 1,288 (16.32%) Scrum
21 1,286 (16.29%) REST
22 1,281 (16.23%) RESTful
23 1,280 (16.22%) Python
24 1,206 (15.28%) Node.js
25 1,203 (15.24%) Test Automation
26 1,189 (15.07%) React
27 1,171 (14.84%) CSS
28 1,170 (14.83%) Git (software)
29 1,158 (14.67%) Spring Boot
30 1,139 (14.43%) NoSQL

Microservices
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 455 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
2 354 (4.49%) Confluence
3 227 (2.88%) Apache Spark
4 159 (2.01%) Apache
5 153 (1.94%) CMS
6 142 (1.80%) Cloud Foundry
7 125 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 109 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 83 (1.05%) Apache Solr
10 81 (1.03%) JBoss
11 77 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 70 (0.89%) WebLogic
13 55 (0.70%) nginx
14 51 (0.65%) NServiceBus
15 41 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 38 (0.48%) Mule
16 38 (0.48%) WordPress
17 36 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
17 36 (0.46%) Sitecore CMS
17 36 (0.46%) WildFly
Applications
1 127 (1.61%) Chatbot
2 17 (0.22%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
4 14 (0.18%) Snapchat
5 13 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.076%) HipChat
6 6 (0.076%) Microsoft Project
7 5 (0.063%) Maya
7 5 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.051%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.051%) Open Workbench
9 1 (0.013%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.013%) ArchiCAD
9 1 (0.013%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.013%) InVision
9 1 (0.013%) MicroStation
9 1 (0.013%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.013%) Revit
Business Applications
1 59 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 56 (0.71%) thinkFolio
3 51 (0.65%) Payment Gateway
4 24 (0.30%) Distributed Ledger
5 20 (0.25%) SAP Hybris
6 15 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 12 (0.15%) Eloqua
7 12 (0.15%) Magento
8 8 (0.10%) Ripple
9 6 (0.076%) Actimize
9 6 (0.076%) Oracle EBS
9 6 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 6 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
10 5 (0.063%) R3 Corda
10 5 (0.063%) SAP FI-CA
10 5 (0.063%) SAP PSCD
11 3 (0.038%) NetSuite
12 2 (0.025%) Oracle Applications
12 2 (0.025%) Shopify
13 1 (0.013%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2,733 (34.63%) Amazon AWS
2 2,017 (25.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 726 (9.20%) Google Cloud Platform
4 471 (5.97%) SaaS
5 408 (5.17%) Serverless
6 389 (4.93%) PaaS
7 286 (3.62%) GitHub
8 259 (3.28%) OpenShift
9 202 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
10 198 (2.51%) IaaS
11 194 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
12 125 (1.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 114 (1.44%) Amazon S3
14 113 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
15 78 (0.99%) Slack
16 76 (0.96%) IBM Cloud
17 73 (0.92%) npm
18 62 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
19 61 (0.77%) Apigee
20 35 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 211 (2.67%) HTTP
2 92 (1.17%) Firewall
3 78 (0.99%) Internet
4 74 (0.94%) TCP/IP
5 70 (0.89%) VPN
6 47 (0.60%) DNS
7 31 (0.39%) Intranet
8 21 (0.27%) VLAN
9 19 (0.24%) Extranet
10 18 (0.23%) Broadband
10 18 (0.23%) SSL
11 16 (0.20%) AMQP
11 16 (0.20%) HTTPS
11 16 (0.20%) WAN
12 14 (0.18%) Network Security
13 12 (0.15%) LAN
14 11 (0.14%) FTP
14 11 (0.14%) SMS
15 9 (0.11%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (0.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1,139 (14.43%) NoSQL
2 1,047 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 708 (8.97%) MongoDB
4 670 (8.49%) MySQL
5 648 (8.21%) PostgreSQL
6 562 (7.12%) Big Data
7 420 (5.32%) Relational Database
8 325 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
9 266 (3.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 226 (2.86%) Redis
11 224 (2.84%) Hadoop
12 156 (1.98%) RDBMS
13 119 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
14 100 (1.27%) Blockchain
15 84 (1.06%) Oracle Database
16 73 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
16 73 (0.92%) HBase
17 72 (0.91%) Couchbase
18 67 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
19 63 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1,170 (14.83%) Git (software)
2 1,098 (13.91%) Jenkins
3 575 (7.29%) JIRA
4 519 (6.58%) Selenium
5 439 (5.56%) Maven
6 352 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 284 (3.60%) JUnit
8 263 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
9 257 (3.26%) Gradle
10 254 (3.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 233 (2.95%) TeamCity
12 228 (2.89%) Team Foundation Server
13 187 (2.37%) Subversion
14 186 (2.36%) Visual Studio
15 175 (2.22%) JMeter
16 150 (1.90%) Visual Studio Team System
17 146 (1.85%) Mockito
18 105 (1.33%) Vagrant
19 102 (1.29%) Bitbucket
20 101 (1.28%) SonarQube
General
1 1,636 (20.73%) Finance
2 611 (7.74%) Banking
3 477 (6.04%) Retail
4 297 (3.76%) Games
5 206 (2.61%) Marketing
6 156 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 140 (1.77%) Law
8 106 (1.34%) Front Office
9 76 (0.96%) Publishing
10 75 (0.95%) Advertising
11 64 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 63 (0.80%) Manufacturing
13 61 (0.77%) Electronics
14 52 (0.66%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.47%) Automotive
16 36 (0.46%) Legal
17 34 (0.43%) Retail Banking
18 33 (0.42%) Back Office
19 20 (0.25%) Billing
20 14 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4,418 (55.98%) Developer
2 2,000 (25.34%) Java Developer
3 1,200 (15.21%) Senior Developer
4 992 (12.57%) Architect
5 875 (11.09%) Software Engineer
6 800 (10.14%) .NET Developer
7 675 (8.55%) C# Developer
8 596 (7.55%) Senior Java Developer
9 408 (5.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 389 (4.93%) DevOps Engineer
11 387 (4.90%) Full Stack Developer
12 381 (4.83%) Solutions Architect
13 342 (4.33%) Software Developer
14 325 (4.12%) Java Engineer
15 320 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
16 289 (3.66%) Agile Developer
17 256 (3.24%) Lead Developer
18 252 (3.19%) Agile Java Developer
19 231 (2.93%) Senior .NET Developer
20 207 (2.62%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2,006 (25.42%) .NET
2 1,752 (22.20%) Spring
3 1,655 (20.97%) AngularJS
4 1,346 (17.06%) Web Services
5 1,292 (16.37%) HTML
6 1,286 (16.29%) REST
7 1,281 (16.23%) RESTful
8 1,206 (15.28%) Node.js
9 1,189 (15.07%) React
10 1,171 (14.84%) CSS
11 1,158 (14.67%) Spring Boot
12 856 (10.85%) ASP.NET
13 775 (9.82%) .NET Core
14 627 (7.94%) Kafka
15 552 (6.99%) HTML5
16 538 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
17 496 (6.28%) .NET Framework
18 466 (5.90%) SOAP
19 452 (5.73%) ASP.NET MVC
20 436 (5.52%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 804 (10.19%) Greenfield Project
2 705 (8.93%) Fintech
3 395 (5.01%) User Experience
4 304 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 292 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 271 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 240 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 231 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
9 208 (2.64%) Public Cloud
10 186 (2.36%) Algorithms
11 147 (1.86%) Management Information System
12 125 (1.58%) Data Centre
13 117 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 104 (1.32%) Equities
15 103 (1.31%) Fixed Income
16 100 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
17 99 (1.25%) Blog
18 98 (1.24%) Virtual Team
19 90 (1.14%) Hedge funds
20 86 (1.09%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1,001 (12.68%) Linux
2 388 (4.92%) Windows
3 258 (3.27%) Unix
4 208 (2.64%) Android
5 163 (2.07%) Apple iOS
6 93 (1.18%) CentOS
7 89 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (0.86%) Ubuntu
9 53 (0.67%) Windows Server
10 20 (0.25%) Mac OS
11 18 (0.23%) DC/OS
12 17 (0.22%) Mesosphere
13 16 (0.20%) Solaris
13 16 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.14%) Amazon Linux
15 10 (0.13%) CoreOS
15 10 (0.13%) Debian
15 10 (0.13%) VMS
16 7 (0.089%) FreeBSD
17 5 (0.063%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4,836 (61.28%) Agile Software Development
2 2,204 (27.93%) Software Engineering
3 2,193 (27.79%) TDD
4 2,050 (25.98%) DevOps
5 1,371 (17.37%) Continuous Integration
6 1,288 (16.32%) Scrum
7 1,203 (15.24%) Test Automation
8 1,121 (14.20%) MVC
9 923 (11.70%) Continuous Delivery
10 869 (11.01%) BDD
11 832 (10.54%) Mentoring
12 802 (10.16%) SOA
13 797 (10.10%) Open Source
14 725 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
15 676 (8.57%) Computer Science
16 555 (7.03%) OO
17 528 (6.69%) E-Commerce
18 427 (5.41%) Web Development
19 406 (5.14%) SDLC
20 400 (5.07%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3,912 (49.57%) Java
2 2,325 (29.46%) JavaScript
3 2,095 (26.55%) C#
4 1,681 (21.30%) SQL
5 1,280 (16.22%) Python
6 1,008 (12.77%) Java 8
7 470 (5.96%) Scala
8 410 (5.20%) Go
9 385 (4.88%) Ruby
10 333 (4.22%) PHP
11 312 (3.95%) TypeScript
12 241 (3.05%) C++
12 241 (3.05%) T-SQL
13 212 (2.69%) Bash Shell
14 157 (1.99%) C
15 155 (1.96%) PowerShell
16 142 (1.80%) Kotlin
17 136 (1.72%) ES6
18 109 (1.38%) Perl
19 99 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 860 (10.90%) Degree
2 265 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
3 93 (1.18%) Security Cleared
4 87 (1.10%) Master's Degree
5 82 (1.04%) AWS Certification
6 57 (0.72%) SC Cleared
7 37 (0.47%) TOGAF Certification
8 34 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 34 (0.43%) RHCE
8 34 (0.43%) RHCSA
9 25 (0.32%) PhD
10 22 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
11 19 (0.24%) ISTQB
12 16 (0.20%) ISEB
13 12 (0.15%) SAFe Agilist
14 10 (0.13%) DBS Check
15 9 (0.11%) MBA
16 8 (0.10%) DV Cleared
16 8 (0.10%) MCSA
17 7 (0.089%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 523 (6.63%) QA
2 50 (0.63%) GDPR
3 25 (0.32%) WCAG
4 23 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 12 (0.15%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.14%) SLA
7 9 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.076%) PSD2
8 6 (0.076%) SEPA
9 5 (0.063%) MiFID
10 2 (0.025%) COBIT
10 2 (0.025%) FedRAMP
10 2 (0.025%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.025%) PMO
11 1 (0.013%) EMIR
11 1 (0.013%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.013%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 2,253 (28.55%) Docker
2 77 (0.98%) Active Directory
3 61 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (0.42%) HDFS
5 32 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 21 (0.27%) Varnish
7 20 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (0.19%) etcd
9 11 (0.14%) Hyper-V
10 10 (0.13%) vSphere
11 6 (0.076%) Apache Flume
12 5 (0.063%) LXC
13 4 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.051%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.051%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.038%) KVM
14 3 (0.038%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.038%) XenApp
15 2 (0.025%) NFS
15 2 (0.025%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1,391 (17.63%) Kubernetes
2 604 (7.65%) Ansible
3 553 (7.01%) Terraform
4 501 (6.35%) Puppet
5 412 (5.22%) Opscode Chef
6 139 (1.76%) Consul
7 116 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
8 108 (1.37%) Kibana
9 107 (1.36%) Grafana
10 91 (1.15%) Packer
11 83 (1.05%) Mesos
12 82 (1.04%) Salt
13 75 (0.95%) Graphite
13 75 (0.95%) Prometheus
14 57 (0.72%) Rundeck
15 46 (0.58%) Nagios
15 46 (0.58%) ZABBIX
16 41 (0.52%) Opsview
17 40 (0.51%) logstash
17 40 (0.51%) Marathon
Vendors
1 787 (9.97%) Microsoft
2 637 (8.07%) Google
3 535 (6.78%) Oracle
4 218 (2.76%) Red Hat
5 152 (1.93%) SAP
6 133 (1.69%) IBM
7 129 (1.63%) Splunk
8 94 (1.19%) MuleSoft
9 75 (0.95%) VMware
10 70 (0.89%) Atlassian
10 70 (0.89%) Sitecore
11 68 (0.86%) Cognizant
12 60 (0.76%) RedGate
12 60 (0.76%) ServiceNow
13 55 (0.70%) TIBCO
14 52 (0.66%) Charles River
14 52 (0.66%) Delphix
15 50 (0.63%) Xamarin
16 48 (0.61%) AppDynamics
17 46 (0.58%) New Relic